Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
How does this translate to the university experience?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also fostering an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at U of H, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
General Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
University of Houston is considered to be highly diverse across all factors, and is ranked #187 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very High
This highly diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know other students with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #73, University of Houston is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore U of H Ethnic Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will display U of H undergraduate student diversity.
U of H boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is excellent.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of Houston, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at U of H is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #160 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 18,409 males and 17,586 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at U of H
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among U of H's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at U of H is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among U of H's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at U of H is excellent.
Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending University of Houston come from within Texas. This makes U of H an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,162.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 36 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at U of H
There is a mid sized group of about 3,995 international students at University of Houston representing at least 50 countries. Click on the U of H International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At University of Houston, 43.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank U of H #1,294 in the nation for student age diversity.
U of H Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of U of H students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is U of H supporting and attracting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how U of H supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to U of H?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage diversified points of views on campus.